Research 1997 Suzuki Sidekick specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

JS 2dr JS Soft Top Manual


Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x 0.39
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.66 x 1.34
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 8.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 39.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 43.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 12.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 31.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 32.9

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.8


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 55
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 390


Displacement 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 95 @ 5600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 98 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas L4
Fuel System SFI

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in) 55.1
Track Width, Front (in) 54.9
Height, Overall (in) 64.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 64.2
Length, Overall (in) 143.7
Wheelbase (in) 86.6
Liftover Height (in) 27.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 50.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.1

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.5
Second Hip Room (in) 41.9
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.0


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26


Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 21.7
Steering Type Manual
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.2


Vehicle Name Suzuki Sidekick
Vehicle Name Suzuki Sidekick
Body Style 2-Door


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/trailing arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)


Spare Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Size P195/75R15
Rear Tire Size P195/75R15
Front Tire Size P195/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code


Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)


Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.65
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Type 5-Speed
Trans Order Code
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.13
Clutch Size (in) 8.46
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.0


EPA Classification Special Purpose

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2339


Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel